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Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG

“Amarone” …intense granat red colour with powerful aromas, full bodied, dry and harmonious. Aged in oak barrels for 24 months.
Serve at 18-20° C and open at least 1 hour before pouring.
Area of Origin: from the plants that grow in the town of Negrar in the heart of Valpolicella Classica.
Grapes Used: Corvina (65%), Rondinella (25%), Molinara (10%)
Cultivation: The vines are grown at a density of about 3000 plants per hectare.
Yield per hectare: yields 70 quintals of grapes per hectare making about 25 hl of wine
Age and conditions of the grape-gathering: grapes are selected directly from the plants and dried on a grill on wooden floors in a well-ventilated space until the end of January.
Wine-making Process: the grape is pressed and thinned out in the first days of January. The wine-making fermentation takes place in stainless steel tank for a medium to long time (30 to 40 days) at a controlled temperature of 15° to 20°C. Following this there is a remaining coat of must on the skin of the grapes for a few days in order to optimize the extraction of the polyphony substances
Refinement: 24 months in Oak barrels and 6 months in the bottle.
Preservation: 6 to 8 years.

Colour: deep ruby red with a garnet red hue
Fragrance: an intense fragrance of liquored black cherries, sweet-meats and various spices
Flavour: a full-flavoured, well-bodied taste

Serving Temperature: 18°-20°C
Best coupled with: roasts, barbequed meats, game meat, cheeses, heavy pasta dishes and spicy foods.

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